Matthew Saltzman mjs at CLEMSON.EDU
Tue Feb 5 17:25:47 UTC 2008

On Tue, 2008-02-05 at 09:46 -0500, Kevin H. Hobbs wrote:
> What is unsetting LD_LIBRARY_PATH in my KDE session?

The login manager, I believe.

Leaving LD_LIBRARY_PATH uncleared is considered a security issue.

For lots more information and discussion of workarounds, google
LD_LIBRARY_PATH.  Don't bother asking to have this "fixed".  I already
did long ago (when I was a naive newbie 8^)) and the answer was a firm
and resounding No.

> I build a VTK, ParaView, ITK, and CMake nightly in my home directory,
> and I set PATH and LD_LIBRARY_PATH in ~/.bash_profile to point to these
> builds.
> This works great when I'm not in KDE but when I open a terminal in KDE I
> must source ~/.bash_profile again to reset LD_LIBRARY_PATH. 
> PATH and other variables set in /.bash_profile are not unset in KDE.
                Matthew Saltzman

Clemson University Mathematical Sciences
mjs AT clemson DOT edu

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